- Ferrari’s turbo V8 is overall IEOY winner…
- …and gets record number of prizes
- 3.9 twin-turbo scores in three categories
- F12tdf 6.3 V12 gets Above 4-litre category
MARANELLO, Italy – Ferrari has scored a record number of awards at the International Engine of the Year Awards ceremony held at the Engine Expo 2016 in Stuttgart.
63 jurors from more than 30 countries vote as the judging panel – said to be one of the industry’s most coveted honours.
Ferrari took the overall award for the twin-turbo V8 that powers its 488 GTB, 488 Spider and, with a slightly different displacement, the California T.
The engine also won the Performance Engine and New Engine categories, as well as the three to four-litre category.
Ferrari’s non-turbo 6.3-litre V12 from the F12 Berlinetta and F12 tdf also received the above four-litre award.
Through “a concentration of uncompromising engineering solutions”, Ferrari’s return to twin-turbo tech for the V8 range has set a benchmark for turbo engines.
It’s zero turbo-lag and progressive delivery of torque throughout the rev range maintained “unprecedented levels of driver involvement” and the signature Ferrari soundtrack and power delivery that propels the Prancing Horse into the lead in this segment.
Graham Johnson, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year awards told The Corner in a media release: “It’s a giant leap forward for turbo engines in terms of efficiency, performance and flexibility.
“It truly is the best engine in production today and will for ever be remembered as an all-time great.”